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Apply for Ontario Works

If you are in need of financial assistance (ongoing financial assistance, temporary care assistance or emergency assistance), you can apply for Ontario works in any of the ways below:

  1. By telephone: 705-759-2130 or toll-free: 1-866-363-6007
  2. In office:   540 Albert Street East
  3. Online:

Contact the intake line at 705-759-2130 for information you will be required to bring to your appointment.

What you need to bring to your application appointment:

Required information for applications made in-person include:

  • Social Insurance Number
  • Health Card Number
  • Marital Status
  • Names, Health Card Number & Social Insurance Number for each dependent living with the applicant

Documents for application appointment

Please bring the following information to your application appointment:

  • Birth Certificate (applicant & dependents)
  • Social Insurance Number (applicant & dependents)
  • Health Card Numbers (applicant & dependents)
  • Immigration Number and date of landing (if applicable)
  • Marital Status
  • Accommodation costs including rent, mortgage, utilities, home/tenant insurance and taxes
  • Address history for the past 12-months
  • Employment history for the past 3-months
  • Bank account history for the past 3-months
  • Earnings and income information (WSIB, EI, CPP, Wages, etc.)
  • Court orders/agreements for child/spousal support (if applicable)]
  • Debts
  • Assets